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Dame Marie is home to some 37,000 people

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Dame Marie is home to some 37,000 people

From a more fairly recent population count, the town of Dame Marie, Haiti's furthest reach to the west, is home to some 37,000 people who rely on fishing and agriculture for their livelihoods. Their cocoa production is, thus, vastly important as one of the crops used largely for export; many of their other crops are used mainly for sustenance. They traditionally harvest their cocoa beans twice per year, between April and May and then November and December. The production isn't very large scale. In fact, their yield is small enough to service one main, though rather large, cocoa exporter, Weiner.

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